Now's the time to celebrate design

| Oct 29, 2009

Now's the time to celebrate design

by Jean Snow

Don’t miss Design Week This year, Tokyo Designers Week conveniently kicks off on a Friday — previous years have always seen a Wednesday start — ensuring visitors can make the most of the weekend and the national holiday on Tuesday. Leading the pack is ...

Summertime designs run hot and cool

| Jul 30, 2009

Summertime designs run hot and cool

by Jean Snow

Recovered crests Thailand-based designer Craig Anczelowitz has been on an amazing mission to modernize the traditional hand-made stationery from Japanese maker Awagami, fusing a Western aesthetic with the company’s traditional craftsmanship through the “Awagami +1″ line. The latest addition is Kamon, a collection of ...

Almost everything's gone green

| Jun 25, 2009

Almost everything's gone green

by Jean Snow

The minimalist There’s a new addition to Balmuda Design’s Highwire LED desk lamp series, which has already turned heads thanks to the thin aluminum bodies of its sleek offerings. The worthy followup is called the Highwire Smooth and is available in a smaller size, ...